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The ICRC in Ethiopia and the African Union

Oromiya Regional State, Ethiopa. The Ethiopian Red Cross Society and the ICRC assist people who fled to a forest after violent ethnic clashes in the Oromiya region of Ethiopia.

The ICRC delegation in Ethiopia focuses its work on the protection of detainees, the restoration of family links and the physical rehabilitation of disabled people. Enhancing its close partnership with the Ethiopian Red Cross Society is another priority. The ICRC delegation to the African Union (AU), based in Addis Ababa, works with the different AU bodies to draw attention to humanitarian issues and to promote implementation of international humanitarian law (IHL) throughout Africa and to raise awareness of the ICRC's role and activities on the continent.  Read full overview